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Judge Rules 50 Shooting Is Irrelevant In Gotti Trial

24th November 2005

LATEST: A New York judge has ruled that a shooting incident involving 50 CENT has no relevance in rap mogul IRV GOTTI's money laundering trial. Prosecutors attempted to include the details, claiming Gotti's convict...

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Gotti To Request Severance This Week

17th May 2005

IRV 'GOTTI' LORENZO will officially request to have his federal money laundering case severed from the murder and racketeering charges surrounding other defendants on Thursday (19MAY05). The MURDER INC boss - along with his...

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Rap Mogul Gotti Wants Case Severed

19th March 2005

Lawyers for IRVING 'IRV GOTTI' LORENZO are seeking to have the rap mogul's federal money laundering case severed from the murder and racketeering charges surrounding other defendants. Yesterday (18MAR05), defense attorney GERALD LeFCOURT was...

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50 Laughs Off The Inc Truce Rumours With Fighting Talk

1st March 2005

50 CENT insists he'll never end his war of words with JA RULE and his THE INC labelmates until the company is no more. The tough-talking New York rapper, who has been a longtime...

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50 Cent: 'I'm 11 Times Better Than New York Rap Rivals'

1st March 2005

50 CENT is confident he can continue blasting his New York rap rivals because he outsells the best of them 11 to one. The IN DA CLUB rapper has had a long-standing feud with...

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Alleged Conspirator In Murder Inc Investigation Jailed

21st February 2005

One of the alleged conspirators in the MURDER INC drug-money scandal was jailed on Thursday (17FEB05) on separate charges of gun possession. TYRAN 'TA TA' MOORE, who had refused to cooperate with the federal...

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Irv Gotti Surrenders To Police

26th January 2005

LATEST: MURDER INC boss IRV GOTTI and his brother CHRISTOPHER LORENZO have surrendered to police in New York after being hit with federal charges of money laundering and racketeering. The charges follow a...

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Jackson Confirms Nelly And Ashanti Rumours

6th December 2004

SAMUEL L JACKSON has added fuel to reports urban music stars NELLY and ASHANTI are dating, by confirming the rapper regularly visited her on the set of her new movie. Ashanti has recently rubbished...

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Ja Rule's Manager Arrested

18th November 2004

Rapper JA RULE's manager RON ROBINSON has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the workings of record label THE INC. Robinson, 29, was arraigned yesterday (17NOV04) on money laundering charges in...

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Nelly Angers Gotti By Meeting Ashanti's Parents

17th September 2004

Soul sensation ASHANTI has reportedly infuriated her music mogul ex-boyfriend IRV GOTTI by taking hip-hop star NELLY home to meet her parents. Gotti, the president of Ashanti's record label MURDER INC, was desperate to...

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Ja Rule Caught Up In Bizarre Lawsuit

22nd March 2004

Rapper JA RULE has been hit with a lawsuit by a man who claims one of the hip-hop star's videos left him "threatened, shot at and stabbed" after its release. Ja Rule's I CRY,...

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Gotti Drops Murder

18th November 2003

Music mogul IRV GOTTI has softened his hardcore label by ditching the 'MURDER' from his MURDER INC company. The label, which houses the likes of JA RULE and ASHANTI, has been renamed THE...

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Another Victim For New York's Rap Wars

8th September 2003

MURDER INC rapper GERARD 'D.O.CANNON' FIELDS has become the latest victim of New York's violent rap wars - he was shot dead on Thursday night (04SEP03). Fields was killed after two men opened fire...

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Dj Wants Ja Rule Apology

2nd September 2003

A South African DJ is demanding JA RULE returns to his show and apologises for smashing a 50 CENT record on air. SAKHILE XULU (corr), aka DJ STAXX, claims one of Ja Rule's entourage...

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Murder Inc Artist In Trouble

29th August 2003

Controversial rap label MURDER INC has seen another of its artists fall foul of the law. Rapper TAH TAH has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 32-year-old police captain on Wednesday...

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Gotti Arrested On Drug Possession

20th August 2003

Rap mogul IRV GOTTI is in trouble with the law again after he was arrested backstage at an R KELLY concert for possessing ecstasy. Gotti, real name IRVING LORENZO, was booked on Friday night...

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Ashanti Speaks Out On Ja Feud

7th August 2003

R+B star ASHANTI has slammed friend and labelmate JA RULE's feud with rival rapper 50 CENT, likening it to a malicious playground spat. The ROCK WIT U singer is furious at being dragged into...

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Gotti Nabs Songwriting Honour

6th August 2003

MURDER INC boss IRV GOTTI won his second Songwriter of the Year award at the 2003 URBAN AWARDS last night (05AUG03). Performing rights organisation BMI announced the recipients of the awards, which reflect the...

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Dre Breaks His Silence About Ja Rule On Obie Trice Track

3rd July 2003

DR DRE has waded into the rap war between EMINEM and JA RULE by dissing the latter on a new OBIE TRICE track. Dre has broken his silence on S**T HITS THE FAN, which...

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Angry 50 Cent Slams Ja Rule

19th June 2003

50 CENT has heightened the dangerous feud between rap rival JA RULE with a savage attack on the star's musical credibility - claiming his career is "over". The hip-hop superstars have been attacking each...

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Drug Lord Linked To 50 Cent Shooting Sentenced To Prison

4th June 2003

The man linked to the shooting of rapper 50 CENT was sentenced on Monday (02JUN03) to 37 months in prison on a federal gun charge. KENNETH 'SUPREME' McGRIFF pleaded guilty at the Maryland, America...

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Gotti 'Heading For Jail' For Refusing To Help Cops

27th May 2003

MURDER INC boss IRV GOTTI is convinced he's heading for jail because he refuses to help police investigating criminals involved in his organisation. FBI officials have already raided his offices twice in a bid...

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Gotti Blasts Eminem Movie

27th May 2003

Rap mogul IRV GOTTI has accused EMINEM's 8 MILE movie of ripping-off of a much better 'rags to riches' hip-hop film that failed to find a large commercial audience. MURDER INC. head Gotti refused...

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Ashanti's "Thugs" Are Ruining Her Romance Chances

21st May 2003

The MURDER INC bodyguards minding R'n'B sensation ASHANTI are wrecking any chance of romance for her - because they're so protective. The singer, dubbed PRINCESS by Murder Inc Records boss IRV GOTTI and his...

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Steel Nerve Gotti

15th May 2003

MURDER INC boss IRV GOTTI remains defiant about the accusations he faces for laundering drug money - insisting he's being investigated for no reason. The record label executive's connection with childhood friend and drug...

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Ja Rule To Vows To Give Fans A Break

14th May 2003

Gravel-voiced rapper JA RULE is set to give fans a break from his music - vowing to stay away until at least 2004. Ja Rule's 2002 album, THE LAST TEMPTATION, is his lowest selling...

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Murder Inc. Rap After Federal Investigation

5th May 2003

A federal probe into rap label MURDER INC. RECORDS has led to the arrest of the company's director of radio promotions. More than four months after federal investigators searched the New York offices of...

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Dj Calls For End Of Rap Rift

28th April 2003

A New York radio DJ has challenged feuding rappers 50 CENT, EMINEM and JA RULE to finally settle their war of words live on air. DJ KAY SLAY, who presents the Double Drama Hour...

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More Murder Inc. Charges

25th April 2003

Controversial record label MURDER INC is in further trouble following the arrest of an executive on firearm charges. Los Angeles police have charged DEXTER OTTLEY after a search of the label's Manhattan offices...

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Busta Joins 50 Cent + Eminem On Ja Rule Diss

24th April 2003

BUSTA RHYMES has joined EMINEM and 50 CENT in their verbal attack on rap rival JA RULE after failing to get answers as to why his former pal had "dissed" him on record. Rhymes...

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